Gaming chair manufacturer DXRacer has unleashed a new line of gaming chairs called the Craft Series. The new chair lineup features seven custom designs that aim to impress in terms of adjustability and aesthetics. I had the opportunity to try out one of these stylish chairs for myself. In this review, I will cover how well the chair’s various features translate to comfort and value overall.
The DXRacer Craft Series is available in seven different custom designs. My chair is the “Lucky Always” design, which features a lovely, embroidered koi fish and gold embellishments on soft black leather. The stitching is well done and makes for a very sleek appearance. Assembly was easy enough, as I was able to construct the chair by myself with the help of DXRacer’s assembly tutorial video.
Adjusted For Comfort
Where the DXRacer Craft Series chair excels is in its various adjustability features. The back of the chair features a tilt mechanism that allows you to recline back at an angle of up to 135 degrees. Though I doubt I will be reclining that far back on a regular basis in my gaming chair, it is nice to have the option to kick back and relax if needed.
The feature that impressed me the most is the integrated lumbar support, which consists of an adjustable mechanism built right into the back rest. A simple turn of a knob allows users to adjust the support to their liking. I have noticed myself sitting with better posture while in the chair, and I suspect it may have to do with the built-in support. Gone are the days of stuffing a pillow behind my lower back while at the computer.
The adjustable arm rests are another feature that I have come to appreciate thanks to this chair. The arm rests on the Craft Series chair can slide up and down as well as side to side and can swivel left and right. My previous office chair did not have adjustable arm rests and I did not realize how much I would prefer having such a feature until I tried the Craft Series gaming chair.
The Craft Series chair is much smaller than my previous office chair, making it more suitable for my short stature. Craft Series chairs have a recommended height limit of 5’7” and weight limit of 200 lbs. Although the chair happens to fit me well in terms of size, I suspect the recommended height and weight limits may be a deal-breaker for taller or heavier folks considering this model.
Another drawback of the DXRacer Craft Series is the price. Most of the designs in the series cost $479 USD, except for the Classic chair, which is just ten dollars cheaper at $469 USD. Although the starting price is below $500 USD, the Craft Series is still on the pricier side when it comes to affordable gaming chairs.
There are many benefits to having an array of adjustability options available in a gaming chair. Those benefits translate to comfort when it comes to the DXRacer Craft Series. The chair is firm, yet comfortable and supportive. It has done a good job keeping me comfortable during long game sessions and extended periods of time at the computer. Whether my chair will hold up in the long term remains to be seen, but so far the Craft Series has exceeded my expectations in terms of style, comfort, and design. The size limitations and price are the only real drawbacks of this otherwise great gaming chair.